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Is it possible to use old surround sound home theater speakers with my PC?

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I had an old dvd player die and it had a surround sound setup built in.
I was wondering if it is possible to use those speakers with my computer?

Or at least the upgrade my LS21 setup using two speakers from that setup for it? I think this option may be the easiest, audio goes out from the sub of the LS21 in a 3.5mm plug directly to both speakers. Is there a cable out that that would be 3.5mm to 2 raw speaker wires?
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The answer to your second question is yes, look for a 3.5mm to RCA converter. Just plug the 3.5mm jack into the green port on the back of your mobo. As for the surround sound, how were the speakers connected to the player? If you have a multichannel-in receiver you can hook up a 5.1 HT system to your computer.
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You could make one yourself. I did with twist-on wire connectors and it sounds fine for the most part. They sell them at RadioShack, too.
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The surround sound speakers were connected through proprietary jacks on a DVD player that is now dead. They take normal speaker wire though.
Maybe this will clear things up a bit, here's a sketch http://imgur.com/7tE1i

I would like to go from the sub to two sets of speaker wire to hook up some real speakers rather than this cheap tweeters.
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